Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman: 'Days of Thunder'
The couple first met on the set of the action film "Days of Thunder," set in the world of stock car racing. Kidman played a beautiful doctor who tends to driver Cole Trickel, played by Cruise, after he was injured in a crash. The movie did well at the box office, but critics were less kind. Former Times critic Sheila Benson wrote that "Thunder's" "tinny story and malnourished characters" left her "positively chafed."